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Name Columbia River
Details This 1,210-mile long river, the third longest in the U.S., rises in Columbia Lake in southeast British Columbia seventy-five miles northwest of the U.S. boundary and flows northwest and south through British Columbia and enters Washington in its northeast corner. After winding through the east area of the state, it forms the Washington-Oregon boundary and flows to the Pacific Ocean. Its drainage basin includes parts of seven states, and part of British Columbia. On May 19, 1792, it was named by Robert Gray, for his ship Columbia. A long list of other names which have been used over the years includes those chosen by Spanish explorers for all or part of the river: Ensenada de la Nuestra Senora de Asuncion, Estrada de Hezeta, and other names of great length terminating in Estrecha, Aguilar, San Roc, and Thegayo. It has been called The Oregon and River of the West. Indian names for portions of its course were Sken-I-Te-Ke, Chock-A-Li-Lum, and Swan-Ate-Ku.

Associated Records

Image of 2885P - 1956.001.

2885P - 1956.001.

Medium colored shouldered stone point with p-s stem and straight base. A/L Knives - Generalized cutting tools "General Quality." Age undetermined.

Image of 2886P - 1956.001.

2886P - 1956.001.

Light colored shouldered stone point with contracting stem and convex base. A/L Non diagnostic Biface, Blades and Flakes. General tools which do not allow diagnosis of any type. Crude flaking and or broken. A/L Rabbit Island / Frenchman Springs Phase.

Image of 2887P - 1956.001.

2887P - 1956.001.

Medium colored shouldered stone point with contracting stem and convex base. A/L Late Cascade.

Image of 2888P - 1956.001.

2888P - 1956.001.

Medium colored shouldered stone point with contracting stem and convex base. A/L Non diagnostic Biface, Blades and Flakes. General tools which do not allow diagnosis of any type. Crude flaking and or broken. A/L Rabbit Island / Frenchman Springs Phase.

Image of 2889P - 1956.001.

2889P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone knife with two cutting edges. A/L Limaces - age undetermined. Wood planing tools.

Image of 2890P - 1956.001.

2890P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone knife with two cutting edges. A/L Projectile Point. Cascade Points.

Image of 2891P - 1956.001.

2891P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone knife with two cutting edges. A/L Ovate Biface. Cascade Phase - generalized tools - Cascade Phase through contact. Not characteristic of any specific time period or culture. Most pieces used as knives.

Image of 2892P - 1956.001.

2892P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone knife with two cutting edges. A/L Knives - Generalized Cutting tools "General Quality." Age undetermined. A/L Cascade Point.

Image of 2893P - 1956.001.

2893P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone knife with two cutting edges. A/L Knives - Generalized Cutting tool "General Quality." Age undetermined.

Image of 2894P - 1956.001.

2894P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone knife with two cutting edges. A/L Ovate Biface. Cascade Phase - generalized tools - Cascade Phase through contact. Not characteristic of any specific time period or culture. Most pieces used as knives.

Image of 2895P - 1956.001.

2895P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone knife with two cutting edges. A/L Knives: Generalized cutting tools. Age undetermined.

Image of 2896P - 1956.001.

2896P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone knife with two cutting edges. A/L Utilized flake tools - age undetermined. These were used as cutting tools and were made from a prepared core tool.

Image of 2897P - 1956.001.

2897P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone knife with two cutting edges. A/L Utilized flake tools - age undetermined. These were used as cutting tools and were made from a prepared core tool.

Image of 2898P - 1956.001.

2898P - 1956.001.

Medium colored stone knife with two cutting edges. A/L Utilized flake tools - age undetermined. These were used as cutting tools and were made from a prepared core tool.

Image of 2899P - 1956.001.

2899P - 1956.001.

Medium colored very crude stone object (knife?). A/L Knife.

Image of 356P - 1956.001.

356P - 1956.001.

Dark colored double bladed stone knife. A/L Knives - Generalized Cutting tools "General Quality." Age undetermined.

Image of 355P - 1956.001.

355P - 1956.001.

Dark colored double bladed stone knife. A/L Perforating / Blade Tool. Age undetermined. These were used to bore or incise wood, bone, hides.

Image of 357P - 1956.001.

357P - 1956.001.

Light colored double bladed stone knife. A/L Utilized Flake Tools - age undetermined. These were used as cutting tools and were made from a prepared core tool.

Image of 358P - 1956.001.

358P - 1956.001.

Medium colored double bladed stone knife. A/L Scraper. Age undetermined. These tools were used in preparing hides, etc.

Image of 359P - 1956.001.

359P - 1956.001.

Dark colored double bladed stone knife with graving point. A/L Double bladed knife with grooving point (petrified wood). A/L Drills, perforators. Age undetermined. Used to bore or drill into wood, hides, bone, etc.